Carpe Sono is Auditioning for Tenors or Baritones!!

 

We are Carpe Sono, a semi professional contemporary a cappella group here in Austin, TX. We have been together for six years and are currently looking for new members to round out our group for the new year!

A few facts about our group:

– We sing contemporary Rock/Pop/Soul Songs (U2, Rhianna, Ed Sheeran, Cold Play, Ellie Goulding, Pink Floyd, Justin Timberlake, Sara Bareilles, Alicia Keys & More!)
– Our age range is from 26-36
– We’re high energy, eclectic, focused, talented, driven, and family friendly
– We practice 4-6 times a month
– We have 2-3 gigs a month (10-15 a month during the Christmas Season)
– Although our love of a cappella music is our primary and most important motivation, we are semi professional – there is modest compensation to members for paid gigs.
– We are a community of musicians that have become great friends through this process

Here is what we are looking for:

– tenor, and tenor2/baritone ages 21+ – ability to do vocal percussion/beatboxing a plus
– a deep passion for music and a cappella in particular
– consistent availability for gigs and 2 hour practices once a week
– a commitment to excellence
– someone who learns and memorizes music quickly
– someone who’s looking to work hard to sound amazing and meet and hang out with new friends and fellow musicians

Interested?? Well, we’d love for you to RVSP for auditions!!!

You’ll:

– learn more about the vision of the group
– sing a solo (about 2 minutes) showing off your solo voice
– learn part of an a cappella arrangement and sing it within a small ensemble
– do a range test
– fill out a short questionnaire

You will be evaluated on:
– your solo
– stage presence
– your ability to blend with others during the ensemble
– your tone
– the ‘intangibles’ (other attributes you can bring to the group outside of your voice e.g. arranging experience)

Once you RSVP, I will send you both a questionnaire to fill out and the arrangements to learn for the ensemble portion of the audition, and any other details.
Let me know if you have any questions, Take care and hope to see you at the auditions!

Please Visit us at:
http://www.facebook.com/carpesono
http://www.instagram.com/carpesono
http://www.twitter.com/carpesono
Catch our videos on http://www.youtube.com/cameronroadacappella

This Is Halloween: Carnegie Hall Fundraiser Featuring Skye Strickler

Get ready! In hopes to raise enough money to fund our trip to New York for our Carnegie Hall performance, we are putting on a Halloween themed fundraiser concert at Spiderhouse Chapel on Friday, October 28th!

Doors open at 7:30pm and the show begins at 8pm. Early bird special on tickets are $8 online, but they are limited! The tickets will eventually increase to $10, so get yours right away! We will be joined by a special guest performer and former Carpe Sono member Skye Stricker! You don’t wanna miss this event!

Feel free to dress up in your family-friendly Halloween attire. We’ll begin with a nice song or two that is fitting for the occasion. 🙂

You can purchase tickets via Eventbrite here.

If you cannot attend the concert, but would love to help us to get to New York next April, we’d be incredibly grateful! You can donate via our GoFundMe page

Thank you and hope to see you there!

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Carpe Sono Invited to Perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City with Deke Sharon

From Craigslist to Carnegie Hall? Nope, didn’t think that would happen! =)

That’s right!! We were officially invited to participate in Total Vocal, A celebration of contemporary A Cappella featuring arrangements from Pitch Perfect, The Sing Off, and the great American Pop lexicon. It is led by the one and only Deke Sharon (producer for the likes of the Pitch Perfect trilogy, Pitched Slapped on Lifetime, and The Sing Off on NBC) and hosted by Distinguished Concerts Singers International. This year, groups such as The Filharmonic and Vocalosity participated in the concert, and I’m sure that 2017 will be even bigger!

We cannot be more excited about this amazing opportunity! We were contacted by DCINY about a month ago, and they told us that both they and Deke were interested in inviting us to participate in the concert pending a video audition. We submitted a video of us performing at SING! Texas back in March, and were accepted by the audition panel the next day!

We had the great opportunity to meet Deke at SING! He was the guest conference speaker and teacher of several of the seminars.

It was great to sit under his teaching, even for a day. His vast knowledge of all things a cappella is unmatched. We never thought that a month later we would get contacted by DCINY to work with Deke for this opportunity.

We accepted the invitation (of course!) and now are in the process of earning/raising money for the trip. For the 6 of the current members (and hopefully 7th member – a tenor 2/ high baritone – we’re auditioning), the trip will be about $10,000. Gigs and performances will cover a portion of that cost, but we would love to ask friends, family, and fans to help us by either spreading the news or donating to the actual trip. As you know, Carnegie Hall is a once in a lifetime opportunity and it we will easily be one of the greatest experiences that any of us could have as performers.

The money that we raise and earn from the gigs over the next year will go towards travel, hotel stay, and the performer’s fee with DCINY. If you are interested in helping us get to NYC, please donate to our Go Fund Me page here.

 

If for some reason we have to pull out of the concert, we’ll be sure to refund the money to all of those who generously contributed to this opportunity.

There is much more to come regarding this trip and performance. Please check out our site, along with our Facebook page for updates on our progress along with any gigs and performances we have coming up.

Thank you!

2016 Auditions for Tenors/Baritones!

Carpe Sono is auditioning for two male singers to round out the group!

 

Interested? Please fill out the following and contact us here:
http://carpesono.com/contact/

Please Visit us at:
http://carpesono.com
http://www.facebook.com/carpesono
http://www.instagram.com/carpesono

Catch our videos on http://www.youtube.com/cameronroadacappella

We are Carpe Sono, a semi professional contemporary a cappella group here in Austin, TX. We have been together for four years and are currently looking for new members to round out our group!

A few facts about our group:

– We sing contemporary Rock/Pop/Soul Songs (U2, Rhianna, Ed Sheeran, Cold Play, Ellie Goulding, Pink Floyd, Justin Timberlake, Sara Bareilles, Alicia Keys & More!)
– Our age range is from 23-33
– We’re high energy, eclectic, focused, talented, driven, and family friendly
– We practice 4-6 times a month
– We have 2-3 gigs a month (10-15 a month during the Christmas Season)
– Although our love of a cappella music is our primary and most important motivation, we are semi professional – there is modest compensation to members for paid gigs.
– We are a community of musicians that have become great friends through this process

Here is what we are looking for:

 

– tenor and tenor/baritone ages 21+
– a deep passion for music and a cappella in particular
– consistent availability for gigs and 2 hour practices once a week
– a commitment to excellence
– someone who learns and memorizes music quickly
– someone who’s looking to work hard to sound amazing and meet and hang out with new friends and fellow musicians

Interested? Well, RVSP for auditions

You’ll:

– learn more about the vision of the group
– sing a solo (about 2 minutes) showing off your solo voice
– learn part of an a cappella arrangement and sing it within a small ensemble
– do a range test
– fill out a short questionnaire

You will be evaluated on:
– your solo
– stage presence
– your ability to blend with others during the ensemble
– your tone
– the ‘intangibles’ (other attributes you can bring to the group outside of your voice e.g. arranging experience)

Please fill out the following and contact us here:

http://carpesono.com/contact/

Name
Age
Singing Experience
Why Would You Want to be apart of this group?
Fun facts about you

Once you RSVP, I will send you both a questionnaire to fill out and the arrangements to learn for the ensemble portion of the audition, and any other details.
Let me know if you have any questions, Take care and hope to see you at the auditions!

The Search Continues for Tenors & Baritones! Auditions January 19th or 26th!

Carpe Sono is auditioning for two male singers to round out the group!

 

Please Visit us at:
http://carpesono.com
http://www.facebook.com/carpesono
http://www.instagram.com/carpesono

Catch our videos on http://www.youtube.com/cameronroadacappella

We are Carpe Sono, a semi professional contemporary a cappella group here in Austin, TX. We have been together for four years and are currently looking for new members to round out our group!

A few facts about our group:

– We sing contemporary Rock/Pop/Soul Songs (U2, Rhianna, Ed Sheeran, Cold Play, Ellie Goulding, Pink Floyd, Justin Timberlake, Sara Bareilles, Alicia Keys & More!)
– Our age range is from 23-33
– We’re high energy, eclectic, focused, talented, driven, and family friendly
– We practice 4-6 times a month
– We have 2-3 gigs a month (10-15 a month during the Christmas Season)
– Although our love of a cappella music is our primary and most important motivation, we are semi professional – there is modest compensation to members for paid gigs.
– We are a community of musicians that have become great friends through this process

Here is what we are looking for:

 

– tenor and tenor/baritone ages 21+
– a deep passion for music and a cappella in particular
– consistent availability for gigs and 2 hour practices once a week
– a commitment to excellence
– someone who learns and memorizes music quickly
– someone who’s looking to work hard to sound amazing and meet and hang out with new friends and fellow musicians

Interested? Well, RVSP for auditions

You’ll:

– learn more about the vision of the group
– sing a solo (about 2 minutes) showing off your solo voice
– learn part of an a cappella arrangement and sing it within a small ensemble
– do a range test
– fill out a short questionnaire

You will be evaluated on:
– your solo
– stage presence
– your ability to blend with others during the ensemble
– your tone
– the ‘intangibles’ (other attributes you can bring to the group outside of your voice e.g. arranging experience)

Please fill out the following and contact us here:

http://carpesono.com/contact/
Name
Age
Singing Experience
Why Would You Want to be apart of this group?
Fun facts about you
Audio/video of you singing is a plus

Once you RSVP, I will send you both a questionnaire to fill out and the arrangements to learn for the ensemble portion of the audition, and any other details.
Let me know if you have any questions, Take care and hope to see you at the auditions!

Singing Holiday Tunes at the Chuy’s Children Giving Children Parade!

Catch us downtown today at the Chuy’s Children Giving Children Parade! We’ll be singing on the Emporium Packaging Float! If you’re at home in Austin, turn to CBS and watch and hear us singing your Holiday favorites on TV!

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Floatin’

Carpe Sono’s First Ever Open Rehearsal for Tenors & Basses

We are currently looking for two tenors or a tenor and a baritone to round out our group. We’re going to have two open rehearsals where you are able to come and sing with us, get to know more about the group, learn the ensemble pieces that you’ll perform during auditions, and see if this is something you’d like to be apart of. If you enjoy the open rehearsal, come back for the auditions on September 24th.

Here is what you need to know about open rehearsals and auditions:Austin_Texas_A Cappella_CarpeSono_August_Retreat

Open Rehearsal #1
Date: Thursday, September 10th
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Orpheus Academy: 3918 Far W Blvd, Austin, TX 78731

Open Rehearsal #2
Date: Thursday, September 17th
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Orpheus Academy: 3918 Far W Blvd, Austin, TX 78731

Auditions
Date: Thursday, September 24th
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Orpheus Academy: 3918 Far W Blvd, Austin, TX 78731

What to expect for auditions:

  • Welcome
  • Practicing a few arrangements as a full ensemble
  • Solo (a minute and a half or less)
  • Range test (test your highs and lows)
  • Ensemble Audition (sing an arrangement with the rest of our group)

There are three parts to the audition:

  • Solo: prepare a solo (about a minute and a half -verse and chorus should be fine) that best represents you (known song preferable)
  • Range test – we’re going to test your highs and lows to see where you would fit part wise
  • Ensemble: learn an excerpt of two of our arrangements and sing with the group to see how we all sound together.

If interested in attending an open rehearsal(s) and auditioning, please contact carpesonoauditions@gmail.com.

 

Carpe Sono Tenor/Baritone Auditions – Sunday, August 16th @ 6:30pm

Carpe Sono is auditioning for a tenor or baritone to round out the group!

Please Visit us at http://www.facebook.com/carpesono and catch our videos on http://www.youtube.com/cameronroadacappella

We are Carpe Sono, a contemporary a cappella group here in Austin, TX. We have been together for three years and are currently looking for new members to round out our group!

A few facts about our group:
– We sing contemporary Rock/Pop/Soul Songs (U2, Rhianna, Cold Play, Pink Floyd, Justin Timberlake, Sara Bareilles, Alicia Keys & More!)

– Our age range is from 23-39

– We’re high energy, eclectic, focused, talented, driven, and family friendly

– We want to sound good, work hard and play hard

– We practice weekly and have consistent gigs around Austin

– We are a community of musicians that have become great friends through this process

Here is what we are looking for:

– tenors or baritones ages 22-40

– a deep passion for music and a cappella in particular

– consistent availability for gigs and 2 hour practices once a week

– a commitment to excellence

– someone who learns and memorizes music quickly

– someone who’s looking to work hard to sound amazing and meet and hang out with new friends and fellow musicians

Interested? Well, RVSP for auditions

You’ll:
– learn more about the vision of the group

– sing a solo (about 2 minutes) showing off your solo voice

– learn part of an a cappella arrangement and sing it within a small ensemble

– do a range test

– fill out a short questionnaire

You will be evaluated on:

– your solo

– stage presence

– your ability to blend with others during the ensemble

– your tone

– the ‘intangibles’ (other attributes you can bring to the group outside of your voice e.g. arranging experience)

Please fill out the following and contact us:

Name

Age

Singing Experience

Why Would You Want to be a part of this group?

Fun facts about you

Audio/video of you singing is a plus

Once you RSVP, I will send you both a questionnaire to fill out and the arrangement to learn for the ensemble portion of the audition and other details.

Let me know if you have any questions, Take care and hope to see you at the auditions!

Carpe Sono August Retreat

We finally had the opportunity to get together as a group and have a half day retreat this past weekend!

We started out with having lunch at Juan In A Million, an incredible Mexican joint on the East side of Austin.

After lunch, we headed over to the Adventure House, an inexpensive but cool airbnb that we rented – it had plenty of space for the 6 of us, in addition to a full kitchen and several bedrooms that we could use in order to break out into sectionals.

One of Michel’s good friends, Christy, came in and helped us workshop and refine some of our newer material while we also dug deeper into many of our arrangements than we are normally able to.

We were also able to listen to an arrangement in progress that Lacey is in the process of creating, and provide feedback that hopefully will be able to help her complete it soon. The name of the arrangement? Well, you have to wait and find out!

We had a jam-packed itinerary with only 5 hours to do everything. No time for biking, kayaking, or Pitch Perfect viewing 😦 Needless to say, we need more time and most likely we will double our schedule from 5 hours to 8-10 hours.

Overall, it was a great time to hash out music and spend time as a group as we prepare for a busy second half of the year.

Here is a clip of us learning and practicing Break Free:

Carpe Sono Tenor/Baritone Auditions – Sunday, July 19th

Carpe Sono is auditioning for a tenor or baritone to round out the group!

Please Visit us at http://www.facebook.com/carpesono and catch our videos on http://www.youtube.com/cameronroadacappella

We are Carpe Sono, a contemporary a cappella group here in Austin, TX. We have been together for three years and are currently looking for new members to round out our group!

A few facts about our group:
– We sing contemporary Rock/Pop/Soul Songs (U2, Rhianna, Cold Play, Pink Floyd, Justin Timberlake, Sara Bareilles, Alicia Keys & More!)

– Our age range is from 23-39

– We’re high energy, eclectic, focused, talented, driven, and family friendly

– We want to sound good, work hard and play hard

– We practice weekly and have consistent gigs around Austin

– We are a community of musicians that have become great friends through this process

Here is what we are looking for:

– tenors or baritones ages 22-40

– a deep passion for music and a cappella in particular

– consistent availability for gigs and 2 hour practices once a week

– a commitment to excellence

– someone who learns and memorizes music quickly

– someone who’s looking to work hard to sound amazing and meet and hang out with new friends and fellow musicians

Interested? Well, RVSP for auditions

You’ll:
– learn more about the vision of the group

– sing a solo (about 2 minutes) showing off your solo voice

– learn part of an a cappella arrangement and sing it within a small ensemble

– do a range test

– fill out a short questionnaire

You will be evaluated on:

– your solo

– stage presence

– your ability to blend with others during the ensemble

– your tone

– the ‘intangibles’ (other attributes you can bring to the group outside of your voice e.g. arranging experience)

Please fill out the following and contact us:

Name

Age

Singing Experience

Why Would You Want to be a part of this group?

Fun facts about you

Audio/video of you singing is a plus

Once you RSVP, I will send you both a questionnaire to fill out and the arrangement to learn for the ensemble portion of the audition and other details.

Let me know if you have any questions, Take care and hope to see you at the auditions!